Kevin Sorbo Biography

Updated On Jul 18, 2019 Published On May 31, 2016
Facts of Kevin Sorbo
Date of Birth: 1958 , September-24
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
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Winner of MovieGuide Awards for Most Inspiring Movie Acting, Kevin Sorbo is an actor working in the Hollywood industry. He is well-known for his muscular frame, long hair and deep voice and is popular in the world for starring the role of Hercules in the TV series Hercules and the Amazon Women.

Early life and education

Kevin Sorbo was born as Kevin David Sorbo on 24th September 1958 in Mound, Minnesota, the United States of America to Ardis and Lynn Sorbo. He was born and raised in a middle-class family.

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He is of American nationality and belongs to Norwegian, English, German and Scottish descent.

Education

Kevin was enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he majored in marketing and advertising. As he was raised in a middle-class family, he took the job of a model and also worked as a bouncer to support his tuition fee.

Career and Awards

After appearing as a model in several prints and television advertising, he finally won the role of Barry in the TV series 1st & Ten, starring O.J. Simpson.

In 1991, he started the role of a delivery man in the TV series Santa Barbara.

Kevin Sorbo appeared in movies like Condition: Critical and Slaughter of the Innocents in the early 1990s and finally won the role of Hercules in the TV  Hercules and the Amazon Women.

He also starred in the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus in the late 1990s.

Awards

Kevin Sorbo has won Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies from the movie Soul Surfer.

He was nominated for various awards such as Saturn Award for Television from Andromeda, Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performace in Movies from Soul Surfer, and QFTA Television Award for Best Actor in Syndicated Series from Hercules.

Married Life and Children

While Kevin Sorbo was starring the role of Hercules in the movie Hercules, he met the love of his life, Sam Sorbo. His girlfriend and the present wife, Sam Sorbo is an actress, talk show host, and also an author.

It was love at first sight, and the couple started dating soon after meeting for a couple of times. A few months later, they announced their engagement and they got married on the 5th of January 1998. 

The couple is blessed with three children. Kevin did not reveal information about her children. For now, Kevin and Sam are enjoying a blissful married life without any rumors of divorce and separation issues.

Net worth and Salary

He has been earning a lucrative amount of salary. Likewise, Kevin Sorbo' net worth in 2018 is around $6 million and earns an annual salary of approximately $727,000.

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Born in Mound, Minnesota, United States

September 24 , 1958

Kevin Sorbo, who has a towering height, was born as Kevin David Sorbo in Mound, Minnesota, United States of America to Ardis and Lynn Sorbo. He was born and raised in middle class family. He is American and is of Norwegian, English, German and Scottish descent.

Began his acting career

1988

As Kevin Sorbo was raised in middle class family, he took the job of a model and also worked as a bouncer to support his tuition fee. After appearing as a model in several prints and television advertising, he finally won the role of Barry in the TV series 1st & Ten in 1988. 

Appeared in the movie, Condition: Critical

1992

In 1991, Kevin Sorbo starred the role of delivery man in the TV series Santa Barbara. In 1992, he portrayed the role of Dr. Thaddeus Kocinski in the movie Condition: Critical. Two years later he was seen playing the role of John Willison in the movie Slaughter of the Innocents.

Appeared in the television series, Hercules and the Amazon Women

1994

Kevin Sorbo appeared in the movies like Condition: Critical and Slaughter of the Innocents in the early 1990s and finally won the role of Hercules in the TV series television series Hercules and the Amazon Women. He also starred in Hercules and the Lost Kingdom in 1994. 

Married to Sam Sorbo

January 5 , 1998

While Kevin Sorbo was starring the role of Hercules in the movie Hercules, he met love of his life Sam Sorbo. Sam Sorbo is an actress, talk show host and also an author. Few months later, they announced their engagement and they finally got married on 5th of January 1998. 

First child, Braedon Cooper Sorbo

2001

As a loving husband and wife, they have been parents three times with his loving wife Sam Sorbo. Kevin Sorbo became father for the first time in his life in 2001 and that time they welcomed a son and they named him Braedon Cooper Sorbo.

Second child, Shane Haaken Sorbo

March 31 , 2004

Kevin Sorbo became father for the second time in his life in 2004. He and his loving wife, Sam Sorbo welcomed their second child together on 31st of March and that time it was also a son and they named him Shane Haaken Sorbo.

Little daughter Octavia Flynn

October 16 , 2005

Kevin Sorbo became father for the third time in his life in 2005. He and his loving wife Sam Sorbo welcomed their third child together on 16th of October and that time it was a daughter and they named her Octavia Flynn.

Began his directorial career

1995

Kevin Sorbo is one of the talented actors from United States. He is also a director and producer. He began his directorial career in 1995 by directing the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He is also an executive producer of the TV series Andromeda. 

Won MovieGuide Awards

2011

For starring the role of Ben Walker in the movie What If.., Kevin Sorbo got his first nomination in MovieGuide Awards in 2011. He also won this award that year for Most Inspiring Movie Acting. He also got nominated in this award in 2012 for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies. 

Nominated in Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

2001

In 2001, Kevin Sorbo got nominated in Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA for the first time in his life. He was nominated in this award for Best Actor on Television. He has also once been nominated in Online Film & Television Association.